Warning! I get a wee bit excited about making homemade holiday gifts. So brace yourself … For the next week, I will be sharing a few of my favorite homemade holiday gifts-in-a-jar recipes. Each is based on one of the popular recipes shared here, so even if you’re not into making homemade gifts, you just might be tempted to whip-up a batch or two of these scrumptious recipes just for you and your family.
For those of you who share my affinity for making homemade gifts, let me assure you that these tasty Pumpkin Pie Muffins make a delicious and nutritious gift, especially for those living a gluten-free or grain-free lifestyle. Yet even those who are not, will most certainly appreciate these festive nutrient-dense muffins.
Looking for even more great grain-free gift in a jar ideas? Check out “The Best Homemade Holiday Gifts-in-a-Jar” – my special guest post at Keeper of the Home.
Pumpkin Pie Muffins Gift-in-a-Jar (Grain-Free)
Simply layer the ingredients in a wide-mouth one-pint (2 cup) mason jar in the following order:
• 1/4 cup walnut pieces
• 1/3 cup organic raisins
• 1 3/4 cups blanched almond flour
• 1/4 tsp celtic sea salt
• 1/2 tsp baking soda
• 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
• 1/4 tsp ground ginger
Finishing the gift:
Cut out festive paper in circles the same size as the jar top; place paper on top of the circle seal and then screw the lid over the paper. Add decorative ribbon and a gift tag.
Be sure to download the Pumpkin Pie Muffins Baking instructions (PDF). I like to print the directions out and place them within the Christmas card we give along with the gift jar. To make it extra festive, I place both the card and gift jar in a recycled gift bag.
Wishing you and yours a joy-filled CHRISTmas!
Thanks so much for this! I had planned to give my sister a GF “gift in a jar” and was trying to find recipes to do it with. Perfect!
Wonderful! Glad to serve! 🙂 Have a blessed CHRISTmas! 🙂 Kelly
I am not gluten free and don’t keep almond flour on hand. Could I substitute whole wheat flour i these muffins? If not, what would you suggest?
Hi, Kimberly. Unfortunately you cannot sub with wheat flour because it is an entirely different animal baking without gluten. However, the good news is, you can find a healthy whole wheat muffin recipe here at Lea’s site: http://www.nourishingtreasures.com/index.php/2012/11/07/pumpkin-muffins/ Hope this helps. Blessings, Kelly 🙂